National / International News

U.S. Charges Four Hackers Over Theft Of Games From Microsoft, Army

NPR News - 2 hours 36 min ago

The four men were between the ages of 18 and 28 and stole games before they were released. They also stole Apache helicopter simulator software developed by a video game manufacturer.

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Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California

NPR News - 2 hours 46 min ago

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

BBC - 2 hours 57 min ago
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.

VIDEO: Driest September in UK since 1910

BBC - 3 hours 25 sec ago
September is likely to go down as the driest since records began over a century ago in 1910, according to provisional figures released by the Met Office.

DJ Fox arrested over 'sex assaults'

BBC - 3 hours 2 min ago
Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences.

NHS's extra £425m over two years

BBC - 3 hours 4 min ago
The Welsh NHS is to get an extra £425m to spend over the next two years, Finance Minister Jane Hutt announces.

VIDEO: Henning's wife makes new mercy plea

BBC - 3 hours 6 min ago
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.

RAF jets strike first IS targets

BBC - 3 hours 8 min ago
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.

Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'

BBC - 3 hours 8 min ago
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.

Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'

BBC - 3 hours 9 min ago
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.

CSKA Moscow 0-1 Bayern Munich

BBC - 3 hours 13 min ago
Thomas Muller scores a penalty as Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 at an empty stadium in the Champions League.

Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

BBC - 3 hours 21 min ago
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

Brown calls for 'promises' petition

BBC - 3 hours 27 min ago
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for 100,000 Scots to sign a petition urging Westminster to keep devolution promises.

Fraudulent Italian divorces voided

BBC - 3 hours 28 min ago
"Quickie" divorce cases taken out in courts in England and Wales by 180 Italian couples are declared void after a widespread fraud was uncovered.

Will Premier League bubble burst?

BBC - 3 hours 47 min ago
Would an inquiry burst Premier League bubble?

Morgan's workload promise to teachers

BBC - 3 hours 57 min ago
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan held out an olive branch to the teaching profession in England with the promise to reduce their workload.

Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea

BBC - 4 hours 2 min ago
The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.

Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

BBC - 4 hours 15 min ago
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.

Nuns killed in Newry collision named

BBC - 4 hours 22 min ago
The two nuns who died in a collision involving an unmarked police vehicle in County Down were Sister Marie Duddy and Sister Frances Forde.

Teacher found dead filmed naked boys

BBC - 4 hours 27 min ago
Indecent images of pupils are found on the computer of an Essex deputy head teacher who was found dead the day after he was visited by police.
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